Why You May Not Have Had Electricity Supply Over The Past Few Days
So, the rainy season is here. Over the past week, violent storms swept through the country while the rains poured.
Now, as you may have noticed since after the rainstorms, there has been little to no power supply.
This is because electricity generation fell by over 1,000 megawatts after the rain storms.
As of 6am on Sunday, power generation stood at 3,192.20MW according to data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator.
From 4,339.10MW as of 6am on Monday, April 30, the total electricity generation plunged to a low of 2,552.40MW on Thursday, as the number of idle power plants increased to 12 from seven on Wednesday.
Data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Sunday showed that generation, which stood at 4,185.50MW on Wednesday, fell to 3,019.20MW on Friday, as eight power plants were not generating any megawatt.
The idle power plants are Afam IV and V, Alaoji NIPP, Olorunsogo NIPP, Odukpani NIPP, Gbarain NIPP, AES, ASCO and Trans-Amadi.
The system operator put the installed generation capacity at 11,165.40MW; available capacity at 7,139.60MW; current transmission capacity at 7,000MW; and network operational capacity at 5,500MW.
The nation generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants, while output from hydropower plants makes up about 30% of the total.
In sum, the reason you may have had power outage is because the transmission and distribution companies have no power to supply.
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